Compare 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2017 Porsche Cayenne

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 Porsche Cayenne
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 23 $64,775 $69,650
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $62,450 $67,150
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $94,572 $101,690
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $102,905 $110,650
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $101,221 $108,840
GLE GLE 300d 4MATIC SUV 22 29 $49,662 $53,400
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 23 $50,685 $54,500
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,360 $52,000
GLE GLE 400 4MATIC SUV 18 23 $61,055 $65,650
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $61,659 $66,300
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 18 24 N/A $59,600
Cayenne GTS AWD 16 23 N/A $97,200
Cayenne Platinum Edition AWD 17 23 N/A $65,600
Cayenne S AWD 17 24 N/A $76,200
Cayenne S E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $78,700
Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition AWD N/A N/A N/A $81,600
Cayenne Turbo AWD 14 21 N/A $116,500
Cayenne Turbo S AWD 14 21 N/A $159,600

2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

The Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class both aim to seduce busy, affluent parents with premium ambiance, real luxury-vehicle cabins, and performance that might help them forget the grind of the commute and child ferrying. At the same time, and in some ways, they’re both rugged minivan substitutes for parents who won’t want to let on that they’ve surrendered entirely to domestic duty.

How do they compare? Let's dig into the numbers to find out.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$64,775
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,650
$59,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1161 / month
$993 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pared down its powertrains to gas only or a plug-in hybrid, although it still has plenty of stops in between for luxury buyers. The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is versatile and roomy, yet it possesses road and even track performance to satisfy enthusiasts.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
- 39.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.9 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 114
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.7 62.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23 23.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23 23.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P315/40WR21 P255/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Front Tire Size
P275/45WR21 P255/55VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 772
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 7716
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7200 7716
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6350 6195
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 11 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 10 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 450
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
600 450
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
384 @ 1800 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.6 L/220
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 5500 300 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Trans Order Code
421 G1G
Transfer Case Model
None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 4.97
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.69
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 1.86
Trans Type
9 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.83
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLE Porsche Cayenne
Body Code
S S
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.69 3.27
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.69 3.27
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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